Category: Psychology & Self-Improvement

3 Simple Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

“Comparison is the death of joy.”Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”Lao Tzu One of the most common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, shoes, money, […]

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Podcast: Mass Violence Facts from the National Council on Behavioral Health

Well, now there is. The National Council on Behavioral Health has recently completed a comprehensive report, “Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions.” Listen in as our host interviews the medical director of the National Council for an in-depth explanation of what this exhaustive document has revealed. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘National […]

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How to Make Time for Friendships in Your Busy Schedule

What to expect: This article will help you enjoy and benefit from investing in your friendships, even when you’re super busy ─ which you often are. Here, investment relates to creating wealth for yourself and others from what’s accessible right now. Instead of increasing bucks, you’ll receive great intangible value from making good human connections […]

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Inside Schizophrenia: Psychosis in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers shares her personal hallucinations and delusions and Dr. Joseph Goldberg, who specializes in researching what goes on in the brain when someone is experiencing psychosis, joins to break down how the brain functions during psychotic episodes. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense […]

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How Parents Are Helping Their Young Adult Children — and Getting Judged for It

If you are a parent helping your young adult children and you feel judged, it is not your imagination. This summer (2019), the Pew Research Center asked members of their American Trends Panel whether they thought that the parents of young adults, ages 18 to 29, were doing too much for them, too little, or […]

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Podcast | Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)

(Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from Gabe Howard. To learn […]

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How to Stay Focused On the Search for Inner Freedom

In the positive thinking movement, we released sin as a stumbling block, then replaced it with the charge of negative thinking. Now our greatest put-down is the accusation of being distracted and therefore not present to what is. I am being slightly facetious, but the essential point remains: The key to awakening is in the […]

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3 Key Ingredients for Mature Love

It’s understandable that we want to know what’s going on. It’s difficult to live with ambiguity and uncertainly. Unfortunately, what we often cling to is the conviction that there’s something wrong with our partner rather than turn the mirror around to explore how we might be contributing to the mess. Here are three key factors […]

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Concerning Findings About Cannabis Use

Cannabis Medical Research Still Hampered by Schedule I Classification A survey of 157 accredited medical schools in America revealed low acceptance of the scientific study of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS), with only 13 percent of the schools teaching endocannabinoid science to medical students, no schools with a department or director of endocannabinoid science, […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 16, 2019

The 6 Best Things to Say to Yourself in the Mirror According to Mental Health Pros: Think of these morning affirmations as an act of self-care. It might feel awkward at first, but starting the day in front of your mirror, taking a deep breath, and saying to the reflection “I’m so proud of you” […]

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Learning How to Set Boundaries with Strangers

“Boundaries aren’t about punishing. Boundaries are about creating safety for yourself.” – Sheri Keffer The person sitting beside you at the bar keeps talking to you despite your obvious disinterest. The flirty Uber driver mentions—three times—how beautiful you are. Your cousin’s new boyfriend gives you a too-long hug with wandering hands. In awkward situations with […]

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How to Overcome the Fear of Making Friends as an Adult

Creating Adult Friendships Once you’ve realized that your friendship deficit and would like to change that, what’s next? Chat someone up at a bar? Go back to school? Swipe right? Although some of those may work, they probably aren’t the best options. The truth is that, as we age, it’s not really the opportunities for […]

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Podcast: How Toxic Masculinity Also Hurts Men

Join us as Miguel explains how the sacred masculine is increasingly being recognized as a new model of masculinity to replace the old ideas of what it meant to be a man. This new man embraces all of his humanity and recognizes that part of this is the courage to feel, express and honor the […]

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How the Hustle Brag Phenomenon Is Hurting Your Mental Health

Entrepreneurs need to know that more work doesn’t necessarily produce more results, and the workaholic mindset is a recipe for emotional and physical disaster. Hustle ‘Til You Drop Social media makes it easier than ever before for people to share every waking minute of their life. Today, countless entrepreneurs take to Instagram bragging about their […]

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6 Key Ways to Improve Communication Skills with Your Partner

Of course, while falling in love is so exciting, it’s also nerve-racking. Thanks to all those hormones stimulated by the churning of lust, attraction and attachment, couples in the falling in love stage of relationships may not be, shall we say, fully grounded yet. If you are still in that airborne state, you may have […]

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